Jamestown is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island. It is part of the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River Metro Area, and is situated almost entirely on the Conanicut Island. Human habitation is determined to have been present here during 3000BC. The town was incorporated in 1678. It has a total area of 35.3 square miles. 9.7 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water.
Tourism is a popular activity here, and has been so from the nineteenth century. Points of interest include Thomas Carr Farmstead Site (Keeler Site RI-707), Fort Dumpling Site, Jamestown Archeological District, Old Friends Archeological Site and many more. The cost of living here is 62.50% higher than the country average.
This place gets about 45 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 118. Snowfall is about 22 inches annually.